His name was Abner Zwillman and he was a Jew. To the public he was known as "Longie" (because of his height: 6'2" and because he was the Jewish Defender, translated in Yiddish "Der Langer"), but to his friends and family he was simply "Abe." During Prohibition, Abner Zwillman became the largest bootlegger in the United States responsible for roughly 40 percent of the illegal booze entering the country. A multimillionaire following Prohibition, this living embodiment of Fitzgerald's famed 'Gatsby', Zwillman had his hand gripped tight around Hollywood bankrolling Columbia Pictures, dated Jean Harlow and ruled both legal and illegal businesses across the nation. He was the brains behind the crime syndicate known as the "Big Six" which included the likes of Meyer Lansky, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegal, Frank Costello and Charles "Lucky" Luciano and was a ruling member of a Brooklyn gang of assassins the press dubbed: Murder Inc. Zwillman ran his criminal empire from Newark where he was the only ...